Electromagnetic add-in to SolidWorks


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ElectroMagneticWorks Inc. (EMW) is a electronic design automation (EDA) company. EMW focuses on the development, marketing and support of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools based on electromagnetic principles and phenomena. With products covering frequencies ranging from DC to millimeter waves, EMW aims to meet the needs of its clients with the highest quality products.

EMW has a long track record of successful collaboration with SolidWorks Corporation and its analysis division COSMOSM. Today, EMW is the only company offering a complete electromagnetic analysis software suite that is fully embedded in SolidWorks. EMW\'s products meet SolidWorks\'s highest quality standards and are certified Gold products by SolidWorks.

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Electromagnetic add-in to SolidWorks

  1. 1. Electromagnetic Design Made Easy Real Solutions Image courtesy of National Optical Astronomy Observatory, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
  2. 2. About ElectroMagneticWorks <ul><li>In business since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>We KNOW electromagnetics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>from DC to light </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialize in Finite Elements for electromagnetics </li></ul><ul><li>Early partnership with COSMOS/M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed COSMOS/EMS (electromechanical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed COSMOS/HFWorks (RF & Wireless) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flagship products: fully embedded in SolidWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HFWorks </li></ul></ul>The Only EM Software Suite for SolidWorks
  3. 3. The Case for FEM Electromagnetic Analysis <ul><li>Solution from basic principles  Highest accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Cut trial and error cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce cost </li></ul><ul><li>Validate your design </li></ul><ul><li>Perform what if scenarios at little to no cost </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage SolidWorks power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with real product designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share design with other engineers (electrical/mechanical) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform multiple analyses on the same model </li></ul></ul>FOCUS ON DESIGN NOT ON CAD
  4. 4. Our FEM Analysis Suite: A Snap Shot <ul><li>Solve Maxwell’s Equations @ different frequencies </li></ul>HFWorks EMS <ul><li>RF – Microwave – Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Antennas – Waveguides – Radars – Cable Assemblies – Connectors – Filters – printed circuits – MEMS – Metamaterials… </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Machines – Power Generation – Power Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Motors – Transformers – Generators – Coils – Starters – Breakers – Cables – Bushings – Resistors – Capacitors… </li></ul>
  5. 5. The SolidWorks Advantage <ul><li>Shortest learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>State of the art solid modeling (parts & assemblies) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiconfigurations </li></ul><ul><li>Design Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Parameterization </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative design and design sharing </li></ul><ul><li>From design to fab </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized user interface for all add-ins </li></ul>
  6. 6. Electromagnetic Analysis Inside SolidWorks <ul><li>Study concept – similar to SolidWorks Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in extendable material libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary condition inheritance from materials </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced meshing and mesh controls </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful post-processing </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic report generation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple studies (cut & paste) </li></ul><ul><li>Batch processing of multiple analyses </li></ul>
  7. 7. EMS: Electric Machines
  8. 8. EMS – Product Snapshot <ul><li>Five simulation modules in one great package to cover a wide range of applications and industries </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in coupled thermal analysis provides an integrated solution for all electro-thermal applications </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions for backbone industries working on: </li></ul>
  9. 9. EMS – Overview <ul><li>EMS covers a wide range of applications </li></ul>SIC Code Industry 3677: Electronic Coils, Transformers, and Other Inductors 3621: Motors and Generators 3678: Electronic Connectors 3694: Electrical Equipment for Internal Combustion Engines 3612: Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformers 3548: Electric and Gas Welding and Soldering Equipment 5063: Electrical Apparatus and Equipment Wiring Supplies, and Construction Materials 3625: Relays and Industrial Controls 3643: Current-Carrying Wiring Devices 3825: Instruments for Measuring and Testing of Electricity and Electrical Signals 3699: Electrical Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies. 3675: Electronic Capacitors 3845: Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus 3671: Electron Tubes 3672: Printed Circuit Boards 3676: Electronic Resistors 3679: Electronic Components 3651: Household Audio and Video Equipment SIC: Standard Industrial Classification
  10. 10. EMS – Overview <ul><li>EMS covers a wide range of industries </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific, Research & Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive & Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul>
  11. 11. EMS – Analysis Capabilities <ul><li>6 Solvers in one package to cover many applications </li></ul><ul><li>Electrostatics </li></ul><ul><li>Conduction </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetostatics </li></ul><ul><li>AC Magnetics </li></ul><ul><li>Transient Magnetics </li></ul><ul><li>Coupled Thermal Analysis </li></ul>
  12. 12. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>High Voltage & High Power Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Are you “frying” any component in your system? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you insure that your design does not breakdown? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you avoid sparking? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to create sparking as in a spark plug? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you avoid corona? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to create corona? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your design properly grounded? </li></ul>
  13. 13. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>Electronic and Circuit Boards </li></ul><ul><li>How do you shield your device? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have to respect the FCC regulations? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you worry about interference? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you worry about cross talk and distortion? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you reduce the electrostatic discharge? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you protect your device from over voltage? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you concerned by the heat generated by your design? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to minimize it? </li></ul>
  14. 14. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>Transformers </li></ul><ul><li>Does your transformer leak? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it leak? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to minimize the leakage? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you concerned about eddy current build up? </li></ul><ul><li>How about skin effect? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your transformer properly shielded? </li></ul>
  15. 15. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>Motors, generators, solenoids and actuators </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have enough force to pull? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have enough torque to spin? </li></ul><ul><li>How about saturation? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you accounting for this very important phenomenal? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your motor or solenoid operating at optimum efficiency? </li></ul><ul><li>Want to reduce weight of your electromechanical device? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your motor suffer from ripples, vibration, and noise? </li></ul>
  16. 16. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>Loudspeakers </li></ul><ul><li>Sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have echoes in your speaker? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using too much power? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you interested in miniaturizing your speakers? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your speaker heat up too much? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: NDT/NDE, metal detectors </li></ul><ul><li>Do you get good resolution? </li></ul><ul><li>How far/deep can you detect? </li></ul>
  17. 17. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>MEMS </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical & Health </li></ul><ul><li>How do you assure a proper actuating force? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have enough power to drive your device? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use electric currents to treat diseases? </li></ul><ul><li>What about magnets? </li></ul><ul><li>How about FDA/FCC regulations? </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned about exposure to electromagnetic radiation? </li></ul>
  18. 18. EMS – Probing Questions <ul><li>Heating & Hardening Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have enough power to achieve the desired heating? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you wasting too much power? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you approximate the hardening/heating penetration? </li></ul>New in EMS 2009
  19. 19. EMS – Simulation Features
  20. 20. HFWorks: RF, Microwave & Wireless
  21. 21. HFWorks – Product Snapshot <ul><li>Three simulation modules in one great package to cover a wide range of applications and industries </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in coupled thermal analysis provides an integrated solution for all electro-thermal applications </li></ul><ul><li>Solutions for microwave and radio frequency industries working on: </li></ul>
  22. 22. HFWorks – Simulation Features
  23. 23. EMS & HFWorks: Electromagnetic Simulation <ul><li>Completing the simulation circle inside SolidWorks! </li></ul>
  24. 24. EMS – Case Study <ul><li>Highly Nonlinear Lorentz Force Linear Motion Actuator </li></ul>Ian Hunter, Ph.D. (MIT) & Serge Lafontaine, Ph.D.
  25. 25. EMS – Case Study 18 square bar magnets around a copper coil (shown in silver) Steel 1018 core (shown in gold) Copper coil wound on a former (not shown) which slides on bearings (not shown)
  26. 26. EMS – Case Study Measurements: Lorentz force acting on the coil Flux density in the air gap Analysis: EMS/SolidWorks
  27. 27. EMS – Case Study <ul><li>Results – Computed & Measured Force </li></ul>
  28. 28. EMS – Case Study <ul><li>Results – Computed Flux Density </li></ul>Measured flux density in the air gap: 0.3 to 0.7T.
  29. 29. In Conclusion <ul><li>We are deeply committed to: </li></ul><ul><li>providing highly accurate electromagnetic analysis software to SolidWorks users! </li></ul><ul><li>making electromagnetic design the easiest it can be. </li></ul>
  30. 30. HFWorks: it is all about the wavelength
  31. 31. HFWorks – Microwave Heating Build it with SolidWorks Analyze it with HFWorks HFWorks
  32. 32. HFWorks – Twisted Horn Antenna Build it with SolidWorks Analyze it with HFWorks HFWorks
  33. 33. HFWorks – Spoke Resonator Build it with SolidWorks Analyze it with HFWorks HFWorks
  34. 34. Real Products – Real Solutions